Kids in the Kitchen: Try a New Recipe

This post is sponsored by Campbell Soup Company. All opinions are my own.

Kids in the Kitchen-I'm Not the Nanny

Sophia and Jaxson love rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands messy, all in the name of cooking dinner. I love how excited they are about helping me cook. I find that when they help make dinner, they’re more inclined to like the food. It’s a good way for us to try new to them foods. My husband loves Tex-Mex, so we’re slowly introducing the kids to his favorite dishes: tacos and enchiladas.

After browsing through all the mouthwatering recipes recommended by The Wisest Kid, I settled on the Mini Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas. They’re made in little tortilla cups! Cute, right? Sophia and Jaxson recently fell in love with the traditional rolled enchiladas. Probably because they’re smothered in cheese. My kids will eat almost anything smothered in cheese. Anything “mini” is always a hit with little ones. Luckily, I had them at “enchiladas.”

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada filling-I'm Not the Nanny

I made some substitutions for a slightly healthier version of the recipe: whole wheat tortillas, 98% fat free Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Chicken soup (not a substitution, but I appreciate that there’s a fat free option), and plain yogurt (instead of sour cream). I also bought a rotisserie chicken so all I had to do was cut/shred it. Shortcuts are a busy mom’s sanity savers.

Before I called the kids over to help, I mixed the filling just to make things less messy. Sophia and Jaxson took turns shaping the tortillas into cups into our cupcake tin. Then they filled them with the creamy, cheesy, chicken goodness. Of course we had to top each cup with extra cheese.

As the enchilada cups baked, we basked in the delicious smells coming from the oven. Because of the fragrance, Sophia and Jaxson were impatient for the cups to finish baking. The anticipation is part of the process, right? The cups looked so cute!

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada cups-I'm Not the Nanny

While Sophia and Jaxson didn’t care for the tortilla cup concept, the cheesy chicken enchilada filling works as a dip. So we just gave it a new name: cheesy, chicken enchilada dip in an edible bowl. We just grabbed some tortilla chips and ate dinner without utensils–which is always a hit with the kids.

If your kids (like mine) prefer a more traditional enchilada dish, The Wisest Kid has an easy chicken & enchiladas recipe too. Take a look at his Mighty Mexican recipes.

Because it’s snowing (again) as I write this, I want to share this hilarious Wisest Kid video with you. This is exactly how I’m going to feel if we have another snow day. (The count so far is 7 snow days and who knows how many delays.) It definitely gave me a good laugh.

Do you let your kids in the kitchen to help cook?

 This marks my last month as a Wisest Kid ambassador. I’ve had a great time sharing our family’s Campbell adventures with you! 

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